Ubuntu 11.10 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1431-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

A flaw was found in the Linux's kernels ext4 file system when mounted
with a journal. A local, unprivileged user could exploit this flaw to
cause a denial of service. (CVE-2011-4086)

Sasha Levin discovered a flaw in the permission checking for device
assignments requested via the kvm ioctl in the Linux kernel. A local
user could use this flaw to crash the system causing a denial of
service. (CVE-2011-4347)

Stephan Bärwolf discovered a flaw in the KVM (kernel-based virtual
machine) subsystem of the Linux kernel. A local unprivileged user can
crash use this flaw to crash VMs causing a deny of service.
(CVE-2012-0045)

A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's cifs file system. An
unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to crash the system
leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2012-1090)

H. Peter Anvin reported a flaw in the Linux kernel that could crash
the system. A local user could exploit this flaw to crash the system.
(CVE-2012-1097)

A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's cgroups subset. A local
attacker could use this flaw to crash the system. (CVE-2012-1146)

A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's handling of paged memory. A
local unprivileged user, or a privileged user within a KVM guest,
could exploit this flaw to crash the system. (CVE-2012-1179)

Tetsuo Handa reported a flaw in the OOM (out of memory) killer of the
Linux kernel. A local unprivileged user can exploit this flaw to cause
system unstability and denial of services. (CVE-2012-4398).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.3
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true